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Something New to Learn

There are a variety of ways to learn something new.  Reading, discussions, and workshops are just a few examples.  Given our technological advances, more and more people are turning to / experimenting with online videos as another method for teaching and learning.  The Khan Academy is a one-man university of sorts online.  There is now a whole non-profit team behind the project, and the number of videos and teaching endeavors is expanding.


Some of his tutorials may be useful to you.  The main website is at homepage says”With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we’re on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.”  What’s great, too, is that the whole video selection is free to viewers.


CNN posted a piece about the Khan Academy today as well:

Free learning videos go viral

By Salman Khan, Special to CNN
July 24, 2011 9:30 a.m. EDT

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Exquisite indeed

Exquisite Creatures: Ability, Goodness, and

The X-Men

09 July 2011

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The essay is longer than the usual stuff online these days, but it is oh-so-worth it to read in its entirety.  The author exquisitely combines themes and life lessons from a Hollywood blockbuster movie, childhood experiences, literature, religious studies, history, and present-day parenting.  She weaves a narrative that blurs meanings (in a good way).  The piece is real in multiple senses of the word.



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